Possible M’Ville or CIP in Stuart, FL

July 30th, 2005

Officials in Stuart, FL (north of West Palm Beach) are hoping to lure Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant or a Cheeseburger in Paradise to a new development on the St. Lucie River.

The development group has talked with representatives of singer Buffett about opening a 4,000-square-foot Margaritaville or Cheeseburger in Paradise at the city-owned site.

“They’re interested enough they said that when and if we get awarded (the project), they’d love to sit down and talk to us,” Vicini said. “But again, nobody has made any commitments. We’ve just talked to them, and they’ve shown some interest.”

Read more here.

Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Cafes

New Book in the Works

July 25th, 2005

At the Long Island benefit show, JB mentioned that he is starting on a new book. It will be based on the occurances that happened while recording the “Volcano” album. Buffett said the book is tentatively titled “Mudbath”.

Tagged in Books

Buffett Plays Long Island

July 24th, 2005

Jimmy Buffett played at a benefit on Sunday night at Martha Clara Vineyard in Riverhead, NY on Long Island. The show benefited Soldier Ride, an organization for soldiers who were severely wounded serving in current conflicts.

Along with Jimmy Buffett was The Funk Brothers with Joan Osborne and Mary Wilson of The Supremes.

View the set list from the show here.

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Special Appearances

“Hoot” Production Comes to Town

July 23rd, 2005

From the Boca Beacon:

From the moment Wil Shriner, Jimmy Buffett and Carl Hiaason concocted the idea of bringing Haaison’s Hoot to life, they had their sights set on just one place to portray the film‚s fictional “Coconut Cove.”

Boca Grande.

Shriner – who directed and wrote the screenplay – and Buffett wanted to do the whole movie here. But the film’s modest budget remained a constant reality check. To keep costs in line, most of the filming would have to take place close to production facilities in the Ft. Lauderdale area. When you go on the road, people need to eat. They need a place to sleep. They need transportation. There are expenses. Lots of them.

Two weeks, maybe three, would have been nice. But five days are five days. And we understand.

Unlike “Out of Time” (which, at one point, claimed to have “rented” Park Avenue), the folks from “Hoot” didn‚t take over Boca Grande. They blended in and simply borrowed bits and pieces. And then gave them back when they were finished.<

Read the whole article here.

Tagged in DVD's, Videos

Buffett to Have Role in “Hoot”

July 15th, 2005

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Zak Dahlheimer will travel to Fort Lauderdale July 21 and 22 to play a classroom extra in the film, which is scheduled to be released in spring 2006, said Ernie Malik, the film’s publicist. Singer Jimmy Buffett is co-producing the film and will play Zak’s teacher.

Tagged in DVD's